A judge has set bail at $500,000 for a New Hampshire man charged with stabbing two people and setting fire to a church and two other buildings.
Twenty-seven-year-old Anthony Boisvert, of Lebanon, started yelling during his arraignment Tuesday in Lebanon District Court as the judge tried to set his bail.
"Maybe I could cut them up and eat them on a frying pan," Boisvert was heard saying about his family members, while appearing in court.
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Boisvert was arrested Monday in connection with starting three fires, including one at the First Baptist Church in Lebanon on Dec. 28.
The 3-alarm fire started in the rear of the church on School Street and destroyed much of the building, according to fire officials.
One firefighter was taken to the hospital for a minor injury after slipping on ice.
A second fire was located at 68 Mascoma St. on Dec. 29.
Following an investigation, police identified Boisvert as a person of interest after the fires were deemed suspicious.
On Sunday night, police received a 911 call regarding a stabbing that occurred at the Boulder’s Condominium complex at 20 Wolf Rd.
The two victims, a 52-year-old man and a 66-year-old woman, suffered serious stab injuries and said Boisvert was their attacker who they said fled after stabbing them.
Boisvert was taken into custody a short time later.
Both stabbing victims are expected to survive.
Boisvert was arraigned on two counts of first-degree assault and three counts of arson. He appeared without a lawyer during his arraignment and filed paperwork seeking an attorney.
Authorities said charges could be upgraded to attempted murder.